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November crowdfunding round-up: The sustainable snacking revolution

A look at Seedrs’ and Crowdcube’s latest strategic movements and the F&B businesses that dominated ...
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UK: Water kefir start-up turns to crowdfunding for latest £650k investment round

Purearth plots US and Asia expansion as it seeks out retail investors on Seedrs platform
1 month
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NotCo expands into Canada with launch of NotMilk

Chile-headquartered plant-based foodtech company NotCo has expanded into Canada with the launch of NotMilk, a ...
2 months
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Crowdfunding September round-up: Drink to that

A look at the latest F&B businesses seeking crowdfunding investment online as drinks dominate in ...
2 months
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US: Single-serve coffee business secures $7m in pre-Series A

Bruvi names Terpsi Capital among its investors has company eyes Q1 2022 launch
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US: First Beverage acquires LA-based kombucha business

Ex-Voss Water and Snapple CEO to assume chief executive role at Health-Ade as part of ...
4 months
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US: PepsiCo offloads Tropicana juice business to focus on healthy snacks and zero-calorie drinks segments

CPG giant establishes joint venture with buyer PAI Partners to retain 39% non-controlling stake in ...
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PepsiCo increases 2021 forecast as North American beverage business booms

Drinks giant to continue to hold-off on M&A despite solid Q2 revenue performance
5 months
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US: Paine Schwartz Partners acquires Suja Life

San Mateo, California-based private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners has acquired organic cold-pressured beverages company ...
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Water kefir start-up seeks new investors in £650k funding round

Purearth aims to raise £650k to accelerate sales and marketing efforts and become “self-sufficient”
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Sweden: Oatly seeks to raise $1.43bn in IPO

The company plans to sell shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market
7 months
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Nestlé launches pea milk brand Wunda

New beverage enters the market to compete with first-mover Oatly in the alternative milk segment
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UK: Britvic acquires plant-based company Plenish

The acquisition gives Britvic access to market share in the plant-based milk segment
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UK: Food and beverage deal activity rebounds

The food and beverage sector increased in the first quarter of 2021, recording the highest ...
7 months
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US: PlantX to acquire cold-pressed juice producer Little West

Plant-based e-commerce company PlantX expands portfolio with Little West acquisition
7 months
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Sweden: Oatly eyes second listing in Hong Kong

Family investment group Verlinvest and China Resources are one of Oatly’s largest shareholders
8 months
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Johannesburg: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to go public

The Coca-Cola Company has retained Rothschild & Co. to advise on the IPO
8 months
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US: Nerd Focus secures nationwide availability with goPuff.com

The functional drink brand continues to gain market penetration following its acquisition by BevUSA
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UK: Danone leads £2.5m funding round for Moju

Moju is Danone Manifesto Ventures' first investment in the UK
9 months
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UK: Nix & Kix lands in the US with Coca-Cola-backed distributor Iris Nova

The London-based soft drinks for adults has sold more than five million products
9 months
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Children’s growth product to shake up China market

Nutritional Growth Solutions is introducing its Healthy Height protein powder shake in China
9 months
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US: Nestlé acquires functional water brand Essentia

Essentia pioneered ionised alkaline water more than twenty years ago
9 months
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Colombia and Israel: Coffee appraisal start-up raises $3m seed round

New technology can assess bean quality without recourse to traditional cupping method
9 months
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Sweden: Oatly on its way to IPO in the US

Verlinvest, a family-owned evergreen investment group, is seemed to be Oatly's largest shareholder
9 months
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Nestlé to sell Waters North America brands for $4.3bn

One Rock Capital Partners has joined forces with Metropoulos in the deal
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Nestlé to offer plant-based coffee and a KitKat

Healthy oat and almond lattes and vegan chocolate bars are being produced by the Swiss ...
10 months
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US: Upcycled food start-up Take Two in expansion mode

The Oregon-based brand that launched the world’s first barleymilk is reaching 23 states and reveals ...
10 months
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Sweden: Sproud gains Sugarwise certification and appoints nutritionist

Sproud has been certified by Sugarwise, the international certification authority for sugar claims
10 months
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Canada: Flow Water to go public

The premium water brand prepares to merge with RG One Corp. and enter the Toronto ...
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US: PepsiCo and Beyond Meat to market snacks and beverages with joint venture

Joint venture will develop, produce, and market snacks and drinks products made from plant-based protein
10 months
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Israel: Better Juice collaborates with German process engineer GEA

The foodtech start-up has teamed up with GEA Group in novel sugar-reduction platform
10 months
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UK: VGC Partners adds Swedish pea milk brand Sproud to portfolio

The London-based investment firm backs the company at a £10 million valuation
10 months
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UK: Smalling invests six-figure sum in Virtue Drinks

Roma and England footballer Chris Smalling gives energy drinks company a six-figure cash injection
11 months
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US: Gut-health nutrition brand Muniq raises $8.2m in Series A

Muniq uses food as medicine to harness the power of the gut microbiome to address ...
11 months
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PeakBridge to invest $3m in challenger brand Be WTR

Swiss start-up disrupts the drinking water market with top-of-the-line hydratation solutions
12 months
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BevCanna Enterprises acquires Naturo Group

Deal follows partnership to launch all-natural hemp energy drink Beyond Energy
12 months
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Consumer trends and investor ‘thirst’ for drinks

The drinks category has unique advantages, challenges, and strategies to win market share, as this ...
12 months
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Gong cha bubble tea brand seeks to expand in Europe

Gong cha is a portfolio company of private equity firm TA Associates
1 year
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New protein shake for kids hits the Asia-Pacific market

Nutritional Growth Solutions claims Healthy Height has clinically shown to improve children’s height
1 year
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Functional drink Nerd expands US distribution with new brand identity

The mental acuity drink has unveiled a new logo that resonates with consumers looking to ...
1 year
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Jelly Drops wins UK Dementia Care Innovation Award

The sugar-free water sweets brand entered the market in October to tackle dehydration in people ...
1 year
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Solo Coffee launches ‘squash for adults’ in the UK

The challenger coffee brand is the brainchild of two experienced baristas
1 year
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Whole Foods chooses Chilean plant-based NotMilk

NotCo has secured shelf space in 468 stores across the US
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Impossible Foods unveils plant-based milk prototype

Female hands with glasses of vegan milk on color background
1 year
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Primo Water Corporation acquires Mountain Valley Water

Mountain Valley Water Company acquisition strengthens Primo's footprint in Southern California.
1 year
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Virgo Investment Group invests in Flow Alkaline Spring Water

Californian investor backs growing Canadian brand which is sold in more than 25,000 North American ...
1 year
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Purearth sales jump 254% since Covid-19 hit the market

The UK brand of water kefir, organic juices and cleanses has seen order numbers increase ...
1 year
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The Coca-Cola Company announces leadership changes

Three key executive appointments follow the company’s announcement that it is reorganising and downsizing The ...
1 year
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Swedish pea milk Sproud launches in the US and Canada

The milk alternative brand has secured a foothold in the North American market through its ...
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BevUSA acquires nootropic drink Nerd

Nerd Beverage Corporation is a mental acuity drink company with a formulation based on nootropics ...
1 year
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Coca-Cola unveils recovery plan amid a 28% decline in revenues

The recovery plan includes investments against a defined growth portfolio by prioritising brands best positioned ...
1 year
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Bottled water brand EauLab gears up for commercialisation

The start-up uses proprietary technology to remove contaminants such as microplastics, hormones, chemicals, and heavy ...
1 year
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Nestlé finds buyer for Pure Life bottled water business

Canada’s Ice River Springs has agreed to the transaction, which is expected to close in ...
1 year
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PURA reveals horizontal CBD market expansion

The cannabis drinks company seeks to acquire businesses with product lines across CBD-infused drinks, edibles ...
1 year
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TurtleTree cell-based milk start-up gets global investors

The Singapore early-stage business has secured fresh capital from Green Monday Ventures, KBW Ventures, CPT ...
1 year
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FaZe Clan takes ownership stake in meal replacement brand CTRL

It is the first time that the esport brand founded by gaming influencer FaZe Temperrr ...
1 year
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Ekcle Ventures leads seed funding round for Jimmy’s Cocktails

The challenger brand makes alcohol-free low-calorie ready-to-drink mixers and plans to use the cash injection ...
1 year
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Dash Water expands distribution in the US

The British brand that uses surplus fruit and vegetables to create sparkling soft drinks has ...
1 year
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Nestlé sharpens focus on functional drinks

The new strategy will see the Swiss food giant invest in differentiated healthy hydration and ...
1 year
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Waitrose says yes to Tea India’s Tumeric Chai tea

Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron, is deemed one of the most effective nutritional supplements ...
1 year
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Turn for the better | Editor’s comment

For the challenger brands, now is the time for NPD – for the investors, now ...
2 years

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